1642 Scarce Latin vellum Book - Letters of Cicero to his friend Atticus - Epistolae ad Atticum
Author : Marcus Tullius Cicero.
Title :M. Tullii Ciceronis Epistolæ ad Atticum aliosque [ad Brutum, ad Quintum fratrem, ad Octavium]; ad optimas editiones collatæ. (Letters to Atticus).
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher : Lugd. Batavor, Ex Officinâ Elsevirianâ, 1642.
Size : 5 " X 3.5 "
Pages : 685 pages.
Binding : Very good original 17th century full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some foxing and staining, very nice bookplate to front pastedown of the House Abercairny - as shown).
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 800)
The book : Rare and attractive 17th century edition of Letters of Cicero to his close friend Atticus.The letters in this collection, together with Cicero's other letters, are considered the most reliable sources of information for the period leading up to the fall of the Roman Republic. The letters to Atticus are special among Cicero's works in that they provide a candid view into his personal character — containing confession, frank self-revelation, and a record of his moods from day to day, without alteration.
The author : Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman statesman, orator, lawyer and philosopher, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists
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